Soccer Set to Face UIW, Lamar

Soccer Set to Face UIW, Lamar



Friday, Oct. 11 • 3:30 p.m.

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Sunday, Oct. 13 • 1 p.m.

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CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's soccer team returns to action this weekend, with a Friday afternoon contest at home against Incarnate Word and a road match on Sunday at Lamar. Friday's contest will see the Islanders raise breast cancer awareness with their "Kick Cancer" campaign.

As part of Friday's promotion, fans are encouraged to wear pink to the contest. For every ticket sold on game day, $1 will be donated to FIRST FRIDAY, which brings together all aspects of breast cancer awareness and detection, emphasizing education and community outreach. The contest starts at 3:30 p.m.

The Islanders are coming off the first conference win in program history, a 1-0 golden-goal victory over McNeese State. Alyssa Miller scored in the 95th minute to lift the home team to the victory, which was also the first home triumph in Islanders lore. It marked the first career shutout for keeper Audrey Baldwin, who made two saves. Baldwin earned Southland Conference Goalkeeper of the Week honors for her efforts.

Incarnate Word enters this weekend with an 8-4-0 overall record and a 2-3-0 mark in league play. The program, which is transitioning to Division I, played several non-Division I foes in non-conference play, but has registered impressive wins over conference frontrunners Oral Roberts and Nicholls in recent weeks. The Cardinals' losses in Southland play have come at the hands of Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana and Central Arkansas. UIW is not eligible for the conference tournament this season.

Reigning Southland Offensive Player of the Week Katie Miller leads the offense with her eight goals and 19 points on the season, while Sydney Solomon and Abigail Koenigs have each chipped in five goals as well. The Cardinals defense looks to central defenders Sarah Parker and Elizabeth Washington to keep the opponents away from goal.  UIW has allowed just 7.8 shot attempts per game.  Heather Kowalik is the team's starting goalkeeper, but has battled an injury over the past few games.  She has a 1.29 goals against average.

The Islanders will then head to Beaumont for a Sunday afternoon matchup at Lamar. The Cardinals have struggled in league play so far this year, sporting a 1-4-1 record in the Southland and a 4-8-1 mark overall. Lamar has defeated Nicholls in conference action so far this season, but LU has played some of the league's best. The Cardinals' losses have come at the hands of Oral Roberts, Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana and Houston Baptist.

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